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National Weather Service Marine Forecast FZUS56 KMTR

FZUS56 KMTR 280941
CWFMTR

COASTAL WATERS FORECAST FOR CALIFORNIA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

POINT ARENA TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS AND OUT 60 NM INCLUDING THE
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AND MONTEREY BAY

PZZ500-281615-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS FOR THE CENTRAL CALIFORNIA COAST AND BAYS INCLUDING
THE MONTEREY BAY...GREATER FARALLONES...AND CORDELL BANK
NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES...

STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND AS
HIGH PRESSURE LOOMS OFF THE COAST. OCCASIONAL GALE FORCE GUSTS ARE
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE COASTAL WATERS. STEEP FRESH SEAS WILL DEVELOP
IN RESPONSE TO THE WINDS BRINGING HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.



PZZ570-281615-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
N WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT...INCREASING TO
7 TO 9 FT. NW SWELL 9 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. 



PZZ571-281615-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 10 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 TO 10 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 25 TO 35 KT. COMBINED SEAS 7 TO 13 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. 



PZZ575-281615-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. 



PZZ576-281615-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDREAS BLANCAS 10 TO 60 NM OFFSHORE-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT.
WIND WAVES 5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO
9 FT. 



PZZ540-281615-
POINT ARENA TO POINT REYES TO 10 NM-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT...INCREASING TO 15 TO 25 KT IN THE
AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT
11 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 9 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. 



PZZ545-281615-
POINT REYES TO PIGEON POINT TO 10 NM-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TODAY
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT...DECREASING TO 10 TO 20 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT...INCREASING TO
5 TO 7 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. 

..SAN FRANCISCO BAR/FOURFATHOM BANK FORECAST
..

IN THE DEEP WATER CHANNEL...COMBINED SEAS 6 TO 8 FT AT 8 SECONDS
DECREASING TO 7 TO 10 FT AT 8 SECONDS FRIDAY.

ACROSS THE BAR...MAXIMUM EBB CURRENT OF 2 KNOTS AT 04:48 AM FRIDAY
AND 1.2 KNOTS AT 05:36 PM FRIDAY.



PZZ560-281615-
PIGEON POINT TO POINT PINOS TO 10 NM-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
7 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. 



PZZ565-281615-
POINT PINOS TO POINT PIEDRAS BLANCAS TO 10 NM-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON


TODAY
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 20 TO 30 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT.
WIND WAVES 4 TO 6 FT. NW SWELL 8 TO 9 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL
5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SUN
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 5 TO
7 FT AT 10 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. NW SWELL 6 TO
8 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. NW SWELL 7 TO
9 FT. 



PZZ530-281615-
SAN PABLO BAY SUISUN BAY THE WEST DELTA AND SAN FRANCISCO BAY
NORTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM PDT THIS MORNING
THROUGH THIS EVENING...

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

SAT
N WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT.

MON
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

TUE
W WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. 



PZZ531-281615-
SAN FRANCISCO BAY SOUTH OF THE BAY BRIDGE-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

TODAY
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

SAT
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT.

SAT NIGHT
W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT.

MON
W WINDS 10 KT.

TUE
W WINDS 10 KT. 



PZZ535-281615-
MONTEREY BAY-
241 AM PDT FRI APR 28 2017

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT


TODAY
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH OCCASIONAL GUST TO 35 KT. WIND
WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 12 SECONDS.

TONIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT...DECREASING TO 5 TO 15 KT AFTER
MIDNIGHT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 4 FT IN THE EVENING...BECOMING 2 FT OR
LESS. W SWELL 6 TO 8 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT
E WINDS 10 KT...BECOMING WEST IN THE AFTERNOON. WIND WAVES
2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 5 TO 7 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SAT NIGHT
NW WINDS 15 TO 25 KT. WIND WAVES 3 TO 5 FT. W SWELL
3 TO 5 FT AT 11 SECONDS.

SUN
W WINDS 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 FT OR LESS. W SWELL 4 TO 6 FT
AT 10 SECONDS.

MON
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT.

TUE
NW WINDS 5 TO 15 KT. WIND WAVES 1 TO 3 FT. W SWELL 5 TO
7 FT. 



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